YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH TO HOLD VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT

The Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is hosting its Valentine’s Day concert “Lovestruck.” Clyde Grabski will be performing. Audience participation will include giving Grabski anniversary dates from which he will improvise new melodies. The concert is a suggested $10 at the door as a fundraiser for the church. The concert will

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PARADE OF HOMES FUNDRAISER FEATURES SIX HOMES IN MORONGO BASIN

The 12th annual Parade of Homes, featured by Reach Out Morongo Basin, is a fundraiser that brings in thousands of dollars for the Morongo Basin’s neighbors-helping-neighbors programs. The tour offers residents a peek into some of the area’s most interesting and unusual homes in the area. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has

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YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH TO HOLD SPAGHETTI DINNER TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley United Methodist Church will hold a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser today, February 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Constance Gordy, a classically trained pianist. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, and $25 for a family ticket. The church is located at

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YUCCA VALLEY KIWANIS SELLING SEE’S CANDY

The Yucca Valley Kiwanis Club will be selling See’s Candy as a fund-raiser for its scholarship program. Kiwanis will be at Oasis Office Supply, 56925 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through February 15. Proceeds from the candy sales provide scholarships for local high school seniors.

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BoxoPROJECTS AT PALM SPRINGS FINE ARTS FAIR

BoxoProjects will be at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair this weekend as a cultural partner, with information about the BoxoHouse artist-in-residence program, as well as featuring artwork by local artists and artists-in-residence: Diane Best, Heather Johnson, John Luckett, Hermann Niebuhr, Tim Saternow, and Gosiz Wlodarczak. BoxoHouse will preview artwork

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, February 13. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will end about 10 p.m. Volunteers will set up manual and battery-operated telescopes and guests may use them or bring their own. The first quarter moon

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JOSHUA TREE’S GALLERY 62 HOLDS OFFICIAL GRAND RE-OPENING TONIGHT

Gallery 62, the Morongo Basin Cultural Art Council’s cooperative art gallery, is re-opening Saturday, February 13 at a new location in Joshua Tree. The grand re-opening and artists’ reception coincides with the monthly Joshua Tree 2nd Saturday art crawl, from 6 to 8 p.m. A larger-than-ever eclectic mix of works

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“THE SUNSHINE BOYS” ENDS TONIGHT AT THEATER 29

Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy, “The Sunshine Boys” continues to tickle the funny bone at Theatre 29. The Neil Simon comedy focuses on an aging vaudevillian duo, Lewis and Clark, who delighted audiences in the vaudeville circuit for over 40-odd years. They grew to hate each other when Al Lewis decided

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STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A transient was arrested Tuesday, accused of being in possession of a stolen vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Victorville deputies were called Sunday for a report of a stolen 2001 Chevy Cavalier. The owner suspected that a relative, Eric Hurtado, 25, a transient from Victorville had stolen the car

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JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY ROLL-OVER CRASH LAST NIGHT

A Joshua Tree man was killed in a roll-over crash in Yucca Valley Thursday night. According to the County Coroner’s office, at 7:27 p.m., a single-vehicle, rollover traffic accident was reported near the intersection of Yucca Trail and La Contenta Rd. in Yucca Valley. Eric Lee, 24, was driving a

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PRESIDENT OBAMA TO CREATE 3 NATIONAL MONUMENTS IN THIS REGION

The White House is expected to announce today that President Obama is creating three national monuments in California, covering 1.8 million acres. The new Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains, and Sand to Snow National Monuments will protect wildlife corridors and historic areas in the deserts of Southern California. The 154,000 acres

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SKY’S THE LIMIT FUNDRAISING TO REPLACE STOLEN SOLAR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Following the theft of solar panels and batteries at Sky’s the Limit in January, the non-profit organization has received many financial contributions and donations of equipment. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how you can help… Sky’s the Limit is trying to raise $10,000 to replace its stolen photovoltaic system, get

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TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN STOLEN PROPERTY RECOVERED

Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies have made at least one arrest and recovered tens of thousands of dollars in stolen property this week. According to Sherriff’s Department press releases, deputies served a search warrant Tuesday at a home near the intersection of Sunny Sands Drive and Wesley Road. Deputies were investigating

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SELF DEFENSE WORKSHOP OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Learn how to protect yourself: A new self-defense workshop is being offered in Yucca Valley. Reporter David Knutson has the details… Learn the time-tested art of the Samurai. Instructor Norman Rose, black belt in Ketsugo Jujitsu, has over 20 years of experience and will teach a variety of self-defense techniques

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STAR PARTY TOMORROW AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, February 13. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will end about 10 p.m. Volunteers will set up manual and battery-operated telescopes and guests may use them or bring their own. The first quarter moon

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS OPEN AUDITIONS FOR TWO SHOWS NEXT WEEK

The St. Joseph’s Players announce open auditions for two comedies. “Broadway Bound,” by Neil Simon, will begin rehearsing March 28 and will run May 14 through June 5. “The Nerd,” by Larry Shue, will rehearse starting May 17 and perform June 25 through July 17. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING FREE MEALS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food for Life will be serving take-out meals from the United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 13 from noon to 2 p.m. The United Methodist Church will be providing the meal of hot dogs, beans, salad, fruit, and cookie.

MORONGO VALLEY ART COLONY CELEBRATES 52 YEARS TOMORROW

The Morongo Valley Art Colony will celebrate their 52nd birthday tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… It was 1964, a first-class stamp was a nickel, a gallon of regular gas was 30 cents, and the Art Colony of Morongo Valley was formed. Tomorrow the Art Colony celebrates 52 years

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will hold its monthly general membership meeting this Saturday, February 13, at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus. Saturday’s meeting is open to all registered Democrats and invited guests. Attendees will meet at 9 a.m. for fellowship and a $10 power breakfast

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A UNIQUE BEAUTY SALON AND MUSEUM OPENS IN JOSHUA TREE

A very unique, one-of-a-kind attraction brings more delightful quirkiness to downtown Joshua Tree. Reporter David Haldane visited the Beauty Bubble hair museum and salon… Ever used a pin wiz? If not, you’re in good company. Chances are you’ve never been to the Beauty Bubble either, the new salon in downtown

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